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The Faery Godmother

Published January 2, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Faery Godmother, from The Faeries' Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

The Faery Godmother, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Faery Godmother, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

The Faery Godmother: “Gifts, Talents, Grace, Helpful Lessons”

“One morning recently, I was having breakfast at the local cafe and my favorite waitress, Peggy, stopped by my table and asked what I was working on. I showed her my scribbled in copy of Good Faeries/Bad Faeries and explained that I was “choosing” the cards for an oracle deck. (Of course, the faeries were choosing them, but didn’t necessarily want to explain that to the whole cafe.) Peggy had been having a bad morning with difficult customers, and she had reached the stress point where she was dropping and spilling things, which only made matters worse. I encouraged her to pause for a bit, since the cafe wasn’t really busy, and take a look at the faery pictures. She thought she couldn’t, but I employed the Piper’s Wiles of friendly coaxing, and she took a little time out to look.

When Peggy got to the page of¬† The Faery Godmother, she stopped and smiled. ‘Oh yes!” she said. ‘She must be in the deck. Definitely she must.’ The longer Peggy looked at her, the bigger her smile grew, and the more insistent she was that I include Sairie in the deck. When she went back to work, I noticed that she still had a little smile on her face and her whole energy had changed. Things were not jumping out of her hands any longer, either.

This is how Sairie The Faery Godmother works. She gives us grace to help us along our way. It might be a little touch of Faery dust to lift a mood, it might be a conspicuous miracle, it might be anything in between. She protects us from the ill will and plain stupidity of others and from our own mistakes. She untangles the snarls in our psyches and bestows gifts upon us – whatever she feels we need. Sometimes she gives us choices when we thought we had none.

Grace is the good fortune we get from the universe even when we don’t deserve it. In fact, deserving or not deserving is not the issue. We are – and therefore, we are loved. It’s that simple. Sairie The Faery Godmother is a giver of grace, and occasionally (quite often, in fact) of useful lessons. She tries not to interfere with our learning processes, but she adds that little touch of faery grace that helps us to learn a little faster sometimes. Quite often she acts in our lives through the hands and hearts of others.

The Faery Godmother is the only one to wear a crown of stars, flowers, and branches, which says a lot about her. Luckily, each of us has a faery godmother to provide the extras that our guardian angels are often too busy to think about.

Faery godmothers in general are well known for their love of parties. Don’t forget to invite them to your festivities and special occasions.

The Faery Godmother glows through us as we perform loving and appropriate kindnesses for others and develop our capacity for unconditional love.”

Starter Reading: “Sairie offers last-minute rescues. When she turns up in our readings, good things may well be happening that we don’t think we deserve – or that we do deserve but haven’t thought to ask for. Almost imperceptibly she teaches us about giving and receiving unconditionally, helping us to open our hearts to love and acceptance. She sometimes showers us with abundance. Keep an eye out for unexpected good fortune, especially when you thought you had bad luck headed your way.

Remember to say thank you by passing a kindness on to someone else. Practice a little faery godmothering yourself and see how enjoyable it is. Part of the fun of it is to do it so that the recipient doesn’t know where the gift came from.”

As Challenger: “When we block The Faery Godmother from our daily lives, things are harder than they need be. When we attempt to live without the grace of the faeries and of heaven, life is an uphill struggle.

When we twist this energy, we become judgmental and get tied in knots trying to decide who is ‘worthy’ and who is not. We tie strings to everything we offer others – and then we trip over them.

At worst, we sour our lives, sharing nothing and taking from others – becoming the selfish, greedy thief in the night instead of the sparkling Faery Godmother, who glows with the light from within. No matter how much that thief accumulates, he will never have enough to feel happy or secure or loved.”*

~ By Jessica MacBeth and Brian Froud

This is a message about magic, it is also a message about giving and receiving. Sometimes we feel we are stuck, or that we must compromise by accepting circumstances that are less than desirable. For whatever reason, we decide to lower the bar, give up on high expectations and aim lower. We give up on the magic in our lives, we don’t see our true potential. When this happens, we are actually blocking ourselves from receiving what is truly ours.

Worthiness is the bridge between receptivity and alignment to what we desire. Our self worth is what we need to work on in order to shift our perspective, to break down the barriers and to redefine who we are and what is possible for us. When we know we are worthy, we open doors we thought were shut to us. Perspective is everything.

Wherever you may have been struggling in your life before, look at your self worth in this area. If your relationships were less than balanced, if you are still attracting the wrong kind of partners, or none at all, look at how you view yourself. What are you putting out there? How are you measuring your value? How can you shift this and love yourself in the way that you would like to receive love from someone else? This is the way of the New, let go of all else.

You may find this in other areas of your life too, dealings with family, work place issues, or interactions with neighbors. How you view your self is ultimately what is reflected back to you. Work on yourself and find that inner love and see the world change around you. This is a brand new year and the options are endless, see them as so!

You are worth it!

With love

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Yin

Published December 21, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Yin, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle, by Colette Baron-Reid

Yin, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle, by Colette Baron-Reid

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Yin, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle, by Colette Baron-Reid

Yin: “The feminine principle of receptivity; letting someone else make the first move; gathering information and taking in cues; the art of conscious allowing.”

The Oracle’s Message: “This is a time of calculated receptivity as you gracefully await what is coming to you, ready to accept it when it appears. Yin does not involve frozen dreams or even resting, but rather consciously allowing things to flow to you, poised to receive the bounty that will be made available to you. It implies sensitivity as you alertly study the actions of others and contemplate how they will affect you and yours. Remember, you must make space for miracles to appear. Be the ‘shaped,’ not the ‘shaper,’ and you will see how quickly your dreams manifest.”

Relationship Message: “Let others take the lead role right now. Your power lies in small gestures, soft awareness and conscious surrender. By yielding the reins, you will find yourself effortlessly moving closer to what you truly desire. Permit others to tell you who they are and who they can be to you by allowing their actions to speak about them. You will be pleasantly surprised.”

Prosperity Message: “This is a time when the most effective action is to allow others to show you the way forward. Observe their behavior and follow their lead. Your desire to push through must take a backseat for now. Collaborate and offer your ideas, rather than dictating what must happen. Let others come to you. It is important that they feel they have power now. Another meaning is about releasing your need to have things in the form you want. How do you want to feel, basking in your success? Now allow the universe to show you the form. Yin is the sign of essence. Things may go more smoothly than you expect.”

Protection Message: “Do you have trouble receiving? You stop the flow of abundance when you continually insist upon being the giver. You can’t always lead, always give, always teach. You must be the student; the open vessel; and the one who receives the gift, gesture, or offer in equal measure. Open up and let love, life, abundance, and Spirit fill you, without demand or expectation. Just receive the bounty that is yours.”*

~ By Colette Baron Reid

Today we are asked to honour the Divine feminine aspect of receptivity. This does not mean taking anybody’s crap! This means that you remain sovereign and respectful of yourself and your boundaries, while you allow them to give back to you in their own way. You are worthy of receiving and it is part of the cycle of energy and Love. Release expectations of what this is supposed to look like and let them take the lead, again, you deserve it!

An unexpected gift is coming your way… easy to say at this time of year, but this will not be from someone you expected, or it will be something that you did not expect. Cherish the heart and soul that went into it. It may be a hand made gift with little or no monetary value, which makes it that much more special as we turn from the material to the spiritual. After all, if someone took the time, effort and thought to make something just for you, is that priceless? Maybe it is something expensive and luxurious, even so, they have spent their hard earned money and put some thought into it, allow yourself to receive with gratitude and an open heart.

If you have been giving and giving and giving, it may be time to allow someone else to help you finish  your tasks before Christmas or the end of the year. Receive the help offered! You do not need to do absolutely everything yourself, ask for help when you need it.

Lastly, a very important reminder to ask for help from your Team when you need it, yes, your angels and guides. Do not forget to enlist their help when you are in over your head, stressed, sad, or overwhelmed… or even to make an extra special day even more joyful! Again, you are worthy of everything they have to offer you and the Universe too. Prayers do not need to be saved for the hardest times, and we can have an open communication and continual conversation with the Divine.

Affirmation: “I receive my blessings with gratitude and joy”

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Wisdom Of The Oracle, by Colette Baron-Reid

Grace

Published December 15, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Grace, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Grace, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Grace, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Grace: “Ancient cultures throughout the world revered those who were exceptionally gifted or beautiful as manifestations of God’s grace on earth – a link between the divine creator and humankind. Today we call such people “stars,” but what we really revere is their celebrity and fame rather than their individual qualities. To be a true star, however, is to radiate well-being and an attitude that says “I feel at home with myself and with the world.” Everyone, in this sense, has the potential for stardom; it is our birthright, regardless of our physical appearance, social standing, abilities, or the whims of fashion.

Despite what the cult of stardom would have us believe, real beauty and the grace that surrounds it is never contrived. It is a luminosity that emanates from within, ephemeral and ageless, a natural glow that arises from living a balanced life. Like the lotus blossom that appears above the muddiest of waters, the lifelong challenge we face is to transform the dark and the difficult into light, fragrance, and ultimately, the flower of consciousness.

Beauty and our perception of it manifests in myriad ways. For a scientist, it might appear as a flash of clarity when one of the mysteries of the universe reveals its hidden design. For a painter, it could be in the interplay of shifting color or light and shadow in the landscape. A composer might hear music in the night sky or in sunlit waters. The creative impulse in us springs from those moments of grace when all the divergent elements of life seem to harmonize perfectly; when, everywhere we look, we perceive the brilliance and mystery of a masterwork that transcends the knowable. Our expressions of creativity are essentially an homage to the Tao.

Awareness of beauty is inextricably bound with a sense of impermanence. Everywhere in nature beauty is born, fades, and returns again to beget beauty, in a continuous, creative unfoldment. We create many problems for ourselves by wanting to demystify and possess beauty and grace, to reproduce an essentially ephemeral experience and make it permanent. When all efforts fail, as they inevitably must, we become stuck in an impossible longing to re-create what was lost through some contrivance of our own. If we can manage to withdraw from this desire to grasp and possess, the experience of grace becomes a source of inner nourishment that deepens our aesthetic pleasure and joy in life.

Learn simply to greet beauty when it comes, to reflect upon it and become one with it, with no demands or expectations. Contemplate beauty and allow it to infuse your life; you will be beautified by it, and an aesthetic sense will naturally arise within you. Recognize that beauty is fleeing; meditate on the transitoriness of all things, which will kindle in you the desire to be aware in every moment and to give life’s beauty some form of expression. This moment is an invitation to shine and to give of your best, graciously and wholeheartedly. Let your model be Mother Nature, whose elegance and generosity knows no bounds, and whose capacity to beautify is never less than perfect. The beauty of nature is love.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

Are you seeing the beauty around you in everyday life, starting with your own? Or are you putting it off, waiting for the stars to come into perfect alignment first, waiting until you lose weight first, waiting until you meet the love of your life first? What if you committed instead to seeing every tiny detail of beauty in every aspect of yourself and your external life? What would that look like? What could that feel like? How would it change your life to feel gratitude and peace whenever witnessing the grace of the Universe and Mother Gaia?

When you train yourself to mindfully see the abundance of beauty around you, and its ultimate vulnerability, you start to cherish its tenuous delicacy and elegance. You start to appreciate it more. You slow down and enjoy it’s allure. It feels like a gift… and rightfully so.

On the contrary, if you take all the exceptional beauty around you for granted, and refuse to see your own unique beauty, you block yourself from receiving the Love that you deserve. Life becomes two-dimensional, black and white. There is less to look forward too, less to linger on, less to appreciate. When we shift that perspective, and focus on what is beautiful and wonderous in our lives… that is when we attract more magic.

See and Be the beauty that stars in your own life.

Be the grace that you are.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Grace In Full Flight

Published December 2, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Grace In Full Flight, from the Wild Kuan Yin Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Wang Yiguang

Grace In Full Flight, from the Wild Kuan Yin Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Wang Yiguang

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Grace In Full Flight, from the Wild Kuan Yin Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Wang Yiguang

“I have witnessed your courage and your struggles, you trust and your doubts, the joy of your triumph and the despair and determination when success has been beyond your grasp. Still you dream. Still you dare. Still you hope. How I adore that dreaming, daring and hopeful heart of yours. And now it is time for me to life you. At the end of your efforts, when your resources are exhausted, and you are without further recourse, I make my presence felt. For no matter how much will is within you to fly, no matter how ready you may be, without the breath from my lungs, creating the air, no flight can happen. I gift you with the sacred breath and now your efforts will show results. My grace is upon you. Your time has come.”

“There is a time when it is time. Your time. It is the right time for an idea to come to fruition, for something miraculous and yet tangible and concrete to happen. The oracle of Grace in Full Flight speaks of such a moment. The improbably, is now finally coming to life. You have been learning how to let go without giving up. Perhaps through being tempered by life and initiation, learning and struggling until you have been pushed beyond your limits physically, emotionally or mentally, you have had to give up your control and learn to surrender. This process might have taken years, and you may enter into it, again and again, for shorter periods of time, surrendering where you have not realized you have tried to assert control again, driving a project or situation forwards according to your own desires rather than trusting in a greater hand guiding the way. You have learned the art of balance – of taking action that feels inspired from the heart, or discipline, devotion and commitment, without trying to force an outcome.

You have learned that it is only through conscious action combined with true surrender that grace can truly take full flight. And when this happens it is breathtaking. There is no limit to what grace renders possible. This is the realm of the miraculous, the rebirth of that thought truly lost, the pathway opening up where it once was blocked, barred, denied or even invisible to you. This is the right thing, the right person, and the right time, all falling into place effortlessly. It is a cosmic ‘green light’ saying, ‘Yes, move ahead, now is the time.’

This oracle brings you a message. Your time for manifestation, for the fullness of success, is either upon you now or close at hand. It will come, and soon. Now is not the time to force anything or try to grasp control. Even if it seems as though you are losing the very thing you want to hold onto by letting go, do it anyway. If you try to manoeuvre events you will just get in the way. Let go with patience, trust and serenity. You will see the unthinkable happening in the most beautiful of ways in perfect timing. This is the masterstroke of the divine artist. It will be worth any effort applied to become effortless so that grace can happen. It wants to happen now, or very soon. Be determined to allow it.

The oracle of Grace In Full Flight brings you a message to trust in what you feel beneath the surface of things rather than what appears to be…. It indicates a quickening on your path into accelerated manifestation of your desires into physical form.

You are being asked to trust unconditionally. So even if all appears to be going backwards at an alarming rate, do not give in to doubt, do not dispense with trust. The ocean appears to pull back in order to build another wave that will soon reach the shore. So it is with the unfolding of life and the mysterious workings of grace. You must trust unconditionally. There is no need for fear or anxiety here. Although it may seem unfamiliar or strange to you, it is completely appropriate to wait and rest to allow life to have its way. When it is time for you to act again, to take flight by using you won wings, you will feel the air lift you and naturally, flight will happen. The oracle gives an indication of timing that this fulfillment, this manifestation, is close to happening, if it hasn’t already begun.

If you have been asking for a healing, praying for another person, or for a situation in your own life that has you utterly stumped and unsure of how to proceed, this oracle answers that prayer with this guidance. Leave it up to the Divine Mother. Your prayer has been heard and your answer will come from beyond your own efforts. If you feel prompted to act, then act; but otherwise, be at peace. Resolution is happening even now. It will be powerful, swift and complete.”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

Just as our faith falters, just as we slip back into our old patterns and routines, just as we give up or give in… we are granted a reprieve. We are gifted another shot, a second chance at what we are trying to create. If only we could learn to hold our head up high, despite the chaos and feelings of isolation and overwhelm. If only we were steadfast in our faith, unshakable in our self-worth and absolutely certain of our imminent success.

Alas, the Goddess steps in to rescue our battered hearts. She knows what it is that we desire beyond all else and lifts us up to grasp it.

A person or opportunity is coming to you. Just what you have been praying for. Just what you have been hoping, dreaming and denying possible. Make space in your heart; make space in your mind. Open yourself to the possibility. Maybe it looks different than what you expected, for now. Yet, upon closer inspection it is actually so very much better. Beyond your wildest dreams.

Expand your awareness.

Release the fear.

Embrace the new and go with it. Let it change your life for the better.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Wild Kuan Yin Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Wang Yiguang

 

 

The Velvet Queen

Published November 23, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Velvet Queen, from the Divine Circus Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild

The Velvet Queen, from the Divine Circus Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Velvet Queen, from the Divine Circus Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild

The Velvet Queen: “A rare prize is to be bestowed upon you. The universe is confirming that the most luscious dreams of your heart are being nurtured into manifestation. To this end, you shall be given a saving grace, an intervention if need be. To be open to receive, surrender doubt in favour of unconditional trust. Through your trust and optimism, you make it easier for the universe to give you a most deserved gift.”

“A rare prize is worth the effort to attain it. Your efforts will need to include loving discipline. Loving discipline is not about trying to bend the world according to your will but rather about readying yourself to align with the spirit of what you want to receive.

To receive, rather than attempt to take by force, requires strength, trust, spiritual intelligence and courage. It is easier to try and force things from a fearful place, but it is more effective and empowering to learn how to attract and receive through consciously chosen surrender. This allows the universe to do its best work for you!

To surrender is not about passivity, but doing all we can do and then trusting life enough to let go and allow the outcome to be what it will. Surrendering is not giving up. It’s about trusting that there is a great and generous intelligence expressing itself through our lives, and if open to it, great treasures are bestowed upon us.

So the discipline spoken of here is about changing your consciousness. It asks you to release issues around self-worth. Why should you not be empowered and assisted by the universe to create a life that fills you with joy and feels ‘just right’ for you? Of course you should, can and will be! Release any lack of self-worth that would get in the way of your opening in complete trust to the universe.

The Velvet Queen assists in shifting the mind from scarcity to prosperity consciousness where we feel we can receive precious gifts with an easy open attitude, neither holding on to them out of fear, nor pushing them away out of shame or guilt. When she enters your life, she brings a sign of abundance headed your way. This might manifest itself in many and varied ways: in financial wealth; in career opportunities; increased love and affection in your relationships; or as a sense of living in the rich fullness of life, spiritually as well as emotionally and materially.

She also indicates a prize that is worth attaining. It is said that the sweetest fruit is at the top of the tree and therefore worth the climb. The Velvet Queen lets you know that your most prized dream is within reach, through a combination of letting life unfold as it will and your own disciplined efforts. Don’t give up. You cannot make the fruit on the tree grow faster – that will happen according to the rhythm of life – but you can certainly do your part to be ready to climb the tree at the right moment to savour the sweetness of success.”

Healing Trick: “To help you take the wisdom offered and put it to best use in your life now, do this healing trick to clear obstacles to putting this guidance into place.

Say the following statement aloud:
“I release all fears and judgments I have ever made, in this or any lifetime, about material possessions, fear of loss, fear of greed, fear of distraction and fear of attachment. I open my hands and heart to receive all I need, when I need it, for as long as I need it, to live my beautiful and unique life path.”
You are now going to visualize, imagine, feel or pretend that you can breathe in and out through your entire body. You can inhale deeply not only through your mouth or nose, but also through your skin.
As you inhale gently, you take in the gift of life. As you exhale gently, not only out of your mouth and nose, but also out of the pores of your skin, you easily release what you no longer need (even if you don’t consciously know what that is).
Do this for several moments.
When you feel relaxed and clearer, say this statement three times:
‘I receive a sweet and rare prize designed to be mine,
Through the power of love divine.’
You have finished your healing trick.”

Affirmation: “Say the following affirmation aloud to boost the power of this message and to integrate it into your body, mind and soul. You can say it morning and/or evening for a few days, or even a few months, or just at the end of your healing trick.
‘I am strong and have surrendered into the perfection of life’s loving grace.’*

~By Alana Fairchild, Card Artwork: “Carnelia” by Maxine Gadd

Again we are put on notice of wonderful gifts coming our way from the Universe! And again we are reminded not to block them through fear, self-doubt, feelings of lack or feelings of low self-worth.

Become the magnet for what you desire to create. Live in faith. Trust in the Universe to provide. Know that you are worthy. Know that you are Divine. Know that what you desire most; what you dream of, is possible. It may not come in the form that you think, but it will come. And it will be better than you ever thought possible!

Dream. Be. Trust. Believe. Know in your heart that it is coming to you as you read this.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Divine Circus Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild

Antheling

Published July 10, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Antheling, from the Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, Artwork by Maxine Gadd

Antheling, from the Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, Artwork by Maxine Gadd

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Antheling, from the Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, Artwork by Maxine Gadd

Antheling: “Nobility, Grace, Gratitude”

“Heavy is the head who wears the crown… but within every moment, within all responsibilities and circumstances, lies the opportunity to be noble, to be grace full, to be grateful. And this is Antheling – a wise being who is able to listen to the pleas and the requests and the demands and to respond without pressure or frustration or tension. She is able to distill the clamour about her into calm, and focus on one simple deed at a time. She is not one to sacrifice herself, nor will she allow herself to be influenced and dominated. Nor is she overwhelmed, despite the vast nature of her realm and her responsibilities. She wears her duties lightly, just as she does this crown.

And this is your message – find a way to slow down the demands of your life, create boundaries, cease feeling so obligated to sacrifice your needs to the needs of others who are simply noisier and more carefully move forward, focusing on one thing at a time, giving each task your absolute attention. Now is the time for you to be as gracious when you say no as when you give your agreement; to never be cruel, or snap and condemn simply because it would be easier to do so. Antheling reminds us that even when under pressure, with duty and status come great responsibility, and we must remember our blessings in order to develop our own contentment. We must extend patience and endow others with dignity, be kind – and be grateful that we have the opportunities that we have to change the world for the better every day.”

Artwork: Ice Crystal, by Maxine Gadd

~ By Lucy Cavendish

This card is about power and balance; about finding your voice; following your path; and trusting in your own creation process. It is time to take a break from those who would issue advice, heeded or otherwise. Although they may have your highest good in mind, they are not you, and only you know what you truly wish to create. When you involve others in your choices, you are guided by their own experiences; their past fears, hurts, judgments and failures will be projected upon you, just as their victories and triumphs will be. Yet, again, you are not them. This is not that situation from their past. This is different, this is you. The outcome is yet to be determined, there is nothing to compare this to. It’s a new chapter, a new direction.

Gently step away and take some time for yourself. Find your center. Find your silent voice. Listen to your Soul speak to you in the whispers from your heart.

What do you want? What do you desire to create? Where will you focus your intention? What do you truly believe is possible?

Remember that you have the support you need to guide you on this path. Your angels, guides, ancestors and Antheling are always by your side; unite with them filled with gratitude.

Move forward fearlessly and follow your heart.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, artwork by Maxine Gadd

 

The Feminine ~ Muliebre Numen

Published July 8, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Feminine ~ Muliebre Numen, from The Gospel of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Feminine ~ Muliebre Numen, from The Gospel of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Feminine ~ Muliebre Numen, from The Gospel of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Feminine ~ Muliebre Numen: “Do not be afraid of the feminine form or naturally feminine ways. You can be powerful and still feminine. Seek equality. Forget the current restrictions of sexual roles – they limit everyone. There is no need to push forcefully for what you want. Be the best you can be and attract what you need.

To the one that comes from the Goddess,

To the maiden to the wife,

To the creatrix to the seductress,

To the one that bore me to life.

Clear the path for the power,

Of flowers and of seeds,

Of pull, not push,

Of wildness and of bleeds.

We humans may

We humans may have venerated the Feminine Divine for longer than we have any other deity. The One that births, provides, nurtures, creates – She is both the beginning, and at the end, of everything.

In Aradia’s gospel, it was Diana, who was the primary face of the Feminine Divine. Through Aradia, Diana’s teachings encouraged women to seek gender equality in a society from which respect for the feminine was rapidly disappearing. Women of the time were quickly losing their freedoms and the personal powers that they had long-held. They were no longer able to publicly practice certain healing arts, inherit easily, travel alone or often choose their own husbands. Worse still, the kind of new patriarchal religion meant that there were only male intermediaries between the new God and the people and that there were either no roles or very narrow and chaste roles for women in the worship itself. No priestesses, no powerful equal Feminine Divine, no mythos other than one of the virgin mother or the fallen woman.

We are now in a time where the Feminine Divine has made a comeback. Since the 1960s, when the movement of feminism became important and powerful, women have again sought a kind of spirituality that reflected them as women and as equal beings. The rise of the Goddess movement mirrored this rise of feminism and we now live in a time in the Western world when it is safer to worship a feminine deity (or deities) than a single masculine entity. The feminine principles of attraction, pull rather than push, collaboration, and power “together” rather than power “over” could help solve the problems of many societies today.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Finally things are coming back into balance. This shift has been a long time in coming. It is even challenging to imagine absolute equality; we are so wired to think in terms of competition; who is on top, who is leading, who is in charge. Rather than a tug-o-war we can just relax, the struggle is finally over.

Woman are being accepted for being themselves; we don’t have to be paraded around as sexual objects. (not that this is not still happening, but we have a choice whether we participate). Women of various shapes and sizes are being revered just for being them, for sharing their gifts with the world. Young girls are being encouraged to be anything their heart’s desire, rather than being stereotyped into female roles. Progress!

In finding unconditional self-acceptance and Love, we must accept ourselves top to toe: inside and out; the shadows and the light. And when we do this, we open ourselves up to infinite possibilities.

And so it is.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Gospel of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

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